October Favorites | Pressed Flowers, Indie Nail Polish & More

11/01/2020


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Stuff I loved in October. Mainly just a chronicle diary of what happened the whole month . Feel free to skip the non-favorite part! ♡♡♡


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October Favorites, Pressed Flowers, Indie Nail Polish, & More

October Favorites, Pressed Flowers, Indie Nail Polish, & More

#beauty

x Have not been wearing make up lately, only sunscreen. And I’ve just been using my collection so nothing new :D

x I did buy a couple of nail polish bottles: 1) Ella + Mila in Party in a Bottle (Reminds me so much Birds of Prey) and 2) The perfect lilac gunmetal shimmer by Essie in Spells Trouble (Been looking for a lilac shimmer polish everywhere, so glad I finally found it) 

x My Arovivi Hatomugi Toner has been really helping my face look glassy and plump. It’s so clear and soft, that I can’t believe it’s only $13! A lot of expensive skincare priced at $200-$250 didn’t do shit for me but break me out. My post on this is on my top ten popular posts, and it still gets views. And I’m so happy, because it really does work. You can check out my post here. 

x Skittle manis themed around Halloween. I thought these would take a much longer time but they are actually faster to put on than full manicures 

x Calendula Emulsion by Face Shop. Now I don’t need to rely on sheet masks during winter for extra hydrating essence. I’ve stopped using sheet masks for a while now because they just feel too cold on my face. I have stuff that I need to use up first and then it’s just the emulsion life for me :3 

x No one let my buy anymore nail polish in the foreseeable future. But I am so in love with the new green polishes that I bought. I love Hex Boyfriend from China Glaze and I am currently waiting on Garden of Magic by Enchanted Polish. As well as bundles from Maniology :3 

x SGX NYC Abracadabra Invisible Styling Oil. I am soooo in loooove. It smells so heavenly! ♡♡♡


October Favorites, Pressed Flowers, Indie Nail Polish, & More



#humor/brightened up my month

x Julie Nolke and Ryan George collab 

x Matthew McConaughey Grunts it Out While Eating Spicy Wings | Hot Ones | First We Feast 

x Sen Mitsuji’s IGTV. My favorite one is the one where he covered topic of metaphysics and the Yankees and also about his most recent interview. 



#food

x Lemonade

x BBQ and veggie rolls dipped in vinegar garnished with red peppers 

x Recycling my Green Tea water bottle  you saw on my Let’s Study Japanese Together post :3 It looks so pretty, it motivates me to drink more 

x Pandan + Ube snacks

x Quarter Pounder burger 

x Viet Sandiwches that’s home made by Mama Bear  



October Favorites, Pressed Flowers, Indie Nail Polish, & More


October Favorites, Pressed Flowers, Indie Nail Polish, & More

#blog

x My blog has reached 5k to almost 6k viewership! 

x I’m so happy when I get to have a 100 viewers every day. 

x I won another Maya Award xx from Fashion Pot Luck. My Love Letter Series Vol I & II have won the most read articles ! 

x I made new graphics for my blog and I’m in love with it. I like my new ending signatures. It reminds me of a koi fish pond and it’s perfect for the autumn season. 

x Published the third volume of my Love Letter Series. I’m really happy with the graphics I made. You can check out the post here. 

x New 3k views :3 

x I’m going to buy my mom plants with the Fashion Pot Luck money award that I got. This is my first money I’ve made as a creative content creator! I can’t thank Fashion Pot Luck enough :’)  

x A handful of people have been downloading my freebies from my printable shop @Gumroad and it made me so happy that people are using them :) 

x I reached 4k! That’s quadruple the monthly views I usu get. 

x I bought my mom plants with my Fashion Pot Luck money award. She made a part one of her plant haul. We’re going together this weekend for her  plant haul part two :D 

x Reached 5k again :) 

x Decided to do my first giveaway ever! 



#books 

x Hmmm. These are not favorites per say. But I have been buying “poetry” books from Target. I don’t think they qualify as true poetry because they are for the most part too barebones  and derivative for me (e.g. Milk and Honey) but some of them are slightly better ( e.g. Peppernell’s books) and the are decent (Coffee Days, Whiskey Nights). I’ve repurposed them as notebooks/sketchbooks because I love the black soft velvet finish of the book covers and there’s plenty of blank space in all of the pages. And I also like the art.  And I’ve missed the heck out of holding new paperbacks, so I went on a paperback spree on a couple of Target runs. I’m thinking of making a review soon, but I’m sort of overwhelmed at the moment, so I’ll probably just post the reviews first on GoodReads (Hopefully people aren’t mean when I post my honest reviews)

x I got approved for like 4 ARC??? Thank you so much to the people who have commented on my blog, suggesting to go on Net Galley :3 I love you, each and every one of you. I finally feel like I can be a book blogger. 

x My BookSirens account has been upgraded and I can request for more than one book now :) 

x I’m only on Chapter 8 of Bea Stevens’ “Best Foot Forward” and I’ve been really enjoying it. Can’t wait to finish my review for it. 

x Placed a hold on my library for ‘Green Light’ by Matthew McConaughey. Can’t wait for the audio book to be released too. I hope McConaughey is also the voice actor for it. Currently reading the sample @ Libby  


October Favorites, Pressed Flowers, Indie Nail Polish, & More

October Favorites, Pressed Flowers, Indie Nail Polish, & More

#tv

x I finished a couple of animes/cartoon and it makes me so proud. I took a hiatus of about one year from watching anime, and it feels so good to catch up on shows that I’ve put on-hold. I finished Kaguya-sama and Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl, and Season 4 of Bravest Warriors. 

x Re-opened my Disney+ account because The Mandalorian Season 2 is here. 

x Currently watching Big Hero 6 too. Ep 12/25? 



#films

x I haven’t watched any films, but I plan on watching “Little Women” because, Saoirse Ronan *heart eyes* 

x NEW COMFORT MOVIE FIND: The Little Women :D My mom bought it for me from RedBox while it was raining and she was holding our giant striped umbrella because there was an option to own it/used. It’s the newest addition to my little collection of treasures. 

x Finally watched ‘The Black Cauldron.’ I love Hen Wen and Gurgi :D 

x The Secret: Dare To Dream - Still currently watching it, but I like it so far. 


October Favorites, Pressed Flowers, Indie Nail Polish, & More

October Favorites, Pressed Flowers, Indie Nail Polish, & More

October Favorites, Pressed Flowers, Indie Nail Polish, & More

#games

x I’ve been really enjoying this game called “Dear “My Cat.” I want to make a review of it so badly, but I have a lot on my drafts at the moment that I need to finish first. 

x Beat Level 300 @ Aggretsuko Puzzle. I finished the Employee’s Lounge theme and now I’m working on the Convenient Store one :) 

 


#pets

x Stray kittens in out backyard | We gave them meow mix and water but they still prefer the rain water 

x Chubby is also an escape artist. She’s so smart :’) 

x The black cat sleeping in the front of our door with all of the fall decorations. She looks so friggin cute next to the bay of hales and orange and white pumpkins! I couldn’t take a photo or a very good one because I didn’t want to disturb her sleeping or scare her away. She also likes to take naps in our patio. 


October Favorites, Pressed Flowers, Indie Nail Polish, & More

October Favorites, Pressed Flowers, Indie Nail Polish, & More

October Favorites, Pressed Flowers, Indie Nail Polish, & More

#fashion 

x I bought a couple of dresses from Target (Yeah, the Yo-Yo Effect hit me in the face pretty hard). They are so cute with pinafores, frills, and striped, and slightly textured pattern. And it’s also light-weight so I can layer it no problem. I just love the whole dark academia/noir cottage core/ off brand Angelic Pretty vibe it gives! I feel like I finally have a period piece in my closet. Like I could walk into the set of Pride and Prejudice/Little Women as an extra :3  I want to do a separate post for this one too, but as I’ve said before I have too many blog post ideas, and I’m getting a bit of a headache, just thinking about promoting each one of them. Anyway, I bought  a matching sweater to match from Knox Rose. I’m so happy, because  I finally have a dress that’s going to match my red velvet scrunchy and my headdress from Angelic Pretty I bought last year. 


Dress One: Wild Fable, in Opulent Red(Wine/Plum)

Dress Two: Wild Fable, in Hemtatite (Green/Grey/Charcoal)

Sweater: Knox Rose, in Cabernet (Wine) 


x Also bought a hoodie that says “The Lone Star State” not because I’m proud of what my state has recently been doing

 . _ . ;; But I just like the cowboy vibes feeling it gives. 

 

#music

x Alexandre Desplat “It’s Romance” (Little Women Soundtrack)

x Alexandre Desplat “Laurie and Jo On a Hill” (Little Women Soundtrack)

x Saint Motel - Preach (Penguin Prison Remix)

x I almost called you - Itssvd 

x Take Me There w/  Chance Trash  by Potsu 

x There Will Never Be Another You by Potsu 

x Material Thoughts by Potsu 

x Wallflower by Potsu 

x Silent Dialogue album 

x Kandee by Potsu 

x Going home by Potsu 

x Silent Dialogue Album by Potsu 

x Have You Heard by Potsu  


October Favorites, Pressed Flowers, Indie Nail Polish, & More

October Favorites, Pressed Flowers, Indie Nail Polish, & More

#miscellaneous 

x Gold League - DuoLingo (Daily Japanese Lessons). I’ve been really consistent and I’m quite happy with my progress 

x Getting better with my current diet: lots of water, lemonade, wheat, fruits, and veggies. 

x Decorating for fall. My woodland critters look too cute with the tiny pumpkins surrounding them :3 

x My lanterns from ikea look so good next to my reading chair. Once we find the hammock, I’ll have two reading nooks in the backyard. I can’t wait to put my grey heart blanket and pink fluffy pillow outside. 

x Private twitter feels very validating. It’s so therapeutic to not have outside validation. 

x Talking with my therapist helped via telephone appointment. I thought it wasn’t that good of a session as June, but it felt good to unload most of my worries. 

x My mom got me The Little Women from Red Box and there was an option to buy it used and she got it for me :D I’m so happy! I love my mom. 

x Shopping at Five Below. I got so many cute pink and grey stuff. 

x Shopping at Daiso and finding cute stuff 

x The appointment with my psychiatrist helped me unload a lot of traumas. The video conference didn’t really work so I couldn’t see her but I think she’s also POC. I was very comfortable talking to her and she listened to me really well :’) I’m gonna have a new appointment with her in a couple of months. 

x Ig rolled out a new feature where you can change the color of the speech bubbles in conversations and I really like them. My fav one is candy. It changes from pink, to lilac to blue. I assigned different colors to different people. I didn’t know that other people could see them. I thought the new feature was similar to the LINE app where you can customize your own chat room, but the other person doesn’t see it because they can also customize it to their liking. Anyway, sorry if you saw me pop up in your notification, and then it turns out it wasn’t your crush LOOOL. 

x I voted with my mom via drive-thru! It was really easy and safe. The volunteers were also super super nice :) 

x Wengie uploading a beauty video. It hits different when your favorite Youtuber post beauty content. I know there’s others to watch, but it just isn’t the same. I love her filming set up and her place always looks like it’s flooded with light :3 I’m currently binge watching her viral content videos (slime, riddles, etc) which I wasn’t into before but now that lockdown has happened, I’m not to anti-viral stuff, ironically, in the year of where there’s a virus everywhere.  

x Five Below Hauls :3 



October Favorites, Pressed Flowers, Indie Nail Polish, & More

October Favorites, Pressed Flowers, Indie Nail Polish, & More

#things that made me sad

x Just the state of the world ; - ; 

x My therapist didn’t say “You have good coping skills” like she did in June . _ . ;;;; Still quite a good session though. 

x Having small fights with my mom even though I didn’t really mean to hurt her feelings. 

x My dad’s workplace no longer promoting remote working ): 

x Finding out most of my relatives are Republicans 


#non-favorites 

x Being tempted to buy soo many new beauty products even though I have plenty. 

x Getting scary anxiety symptoms like my nose would bleed every morning for a while ; - ; 

x Anxiety about voting because the racists are planning voter suppression by harassing people at the polls. I hope it doesn’t happen in my city or any city 

x What part of shopping is the opposite of saving, do I not understand??? 

x I”m taking too long to finish the Locker Room interior in Aggretsuko Puzzle game ; - ; 

x We still can’t find the hammock for the patio 

x Telegraph article about my city having the strain of the virus that doesn’t wash off and by-passes the mask. I feel like I’m stressed all over again from March. I’m not angry that the study was made, I’m just angry because of the people who wouldn’t wear masks allowed the virus to fucking MUTATE D: 

x This weird girl asked me to follow and like her stuff and “support each other” but really, she’s only after her own views. It was so fucking annoying. I am so tempted to unlike all of her stuff. I hate people like this so much. I’m muting her. 

x Fellow creatives that are unsupportive in general ): And you’re wondering why I don’t want to interact with them and they cry about their low engagement smh. 

x Bliss marshmallow radiant whipped mask nearly broke me out :\ And it stung after three hours of using it. I’ve really missed using clay/mud masks but my skin doesn’t seem to like it anymore??? Or rather there’s no impurities to take out as my skin is already balanced.  I’m bummed out because I was hoping to use my silicone spatulas. 

x Depression striking again. Not feeling like showering or being productive :\ 

x I really hate the boredom that sets in that makes me want to buy stuff 

x Failed at making slimes :’( 



October Favorites, Pressed Flowers, Indie Nail Polish, & More

October Favorites, Pressed Flowers, Indie Nail Polish, & More


October Favorites, Pressed Flowers, Indie Nail Polish, & More

October Favorites, Pressed Flowers, Indie Nail Polish, & More

October Favorites, Pressed Flowers, Indie Nail Polish, & More

October Favorites, Pressed Flowers, Indie Nail Polish, & More

October Favorites, Pressed Flowers, Indie Nail Polish, & More


October Favorites, Pressed Flowers, Indie Nail Polish, & More

October Favorites, Pressed Flowers, Indie Nail Polish, & More


October Favorites, Pressed Flowers, Indie Nail Polish, & More

October Favorites, Pressed Flowers, Indie Nail Polish, & More

October Favorites, Pressed Flowers, Indie Nail Polish, & More



Take care friends! I hope to see you soon! 

Don’t forget to wear your mask, wash your hands frequently, and stay positive! 




October Favorites, Pressed Flowers, Indie Nail Polish & More




8 comments

  1. After hearing so many reviews I finally bought the Arovivi Hatomugi toner and I only got it for $9! ♥

    www.mooeyandfriends.com

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    1. Wow! For $9, that's a steal! I'm glad you finally got yours one after checking out a lot of reviews to be sure and at a great deal too ♥ ! I hope you're having an awesome Tuesday :D !

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  2. Those are some good nail polishes. Thanks for visiting :-D

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    1. Hi Ananka :D Thank you, they're so good! It's my second time trying Indie nail polishies and they've def won me over! You're welcome! I love your nail swatches :) x

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  3. I like Milk and Honey, cool photos❤

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    1. Hi Kinga :) Thank you! Unfortunately, I didn't like it as much as other people did. But I did enjoy the book cover and some of the minimalist art in M&H ❤

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  4. Really great favorites and photos ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š Regards!!

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